1995–1996 | Learning and Literacy: The Transmission of Tradition and Knowledge From Antiquity to the Present

*Note: The fellows' academic affiliation listed below reflects their post the year they were a fellow only, and may not be current.

Fellow Area of Research
Israel Bartal 
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Full Year Fellow

The Uses of History: Jewish Orthodoxy and the Transmission of Tradition

Malachi Beit-Arie 
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Spring Term Fellow

Medieval Hebrew Codicology: History and Typology of Medieval Manuscripts, Books,and Texts

Tamar El-Or 
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Fall Term Fellow

Literacy and Identity among National-Orthodox Women in Israel

Yaakov Elman 
Yeshiva University

Full Year Fellow

Orality and Canon in Talmudic Babylonia

Daphna Ephrat 
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Fall Term Fellow

Change and Continuity in the Process of the Transmission of Islamic Learning from 945-1250

David Fishman 
Jewish Theological Seminary

Spring Term Fellow

The Rise of Modern Yiddish Culture in Tsarist Russia, 1897-1917

Israel Gershoni 
Tel Aviv University

Full Year Fellow

Islamic Tradition in Modern Egypt: The Role of Intellectuals

Jeffrey Grossman 
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Full Year Fellow

Wissenschaft des Judentums, Literary Transmission and the Structuring of Jewish Memory

Alfred Ivry 
New York University

Full Year Fellow

Maimonides' Philosophy and Cultural Transmission: The Isma'ili Connection

Ruth Katz 
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Fall Term Fellow

Oral and Written Transmission of Musical Traditions with special reference to Eastern Jewish Communities

Robert Kraft 
University of Pennsylvania

Full Year Fellow

Greek Jewish Scriptures: Vestiges of an Influential Past, Vehicles for Renewed Understanding

Paul Mandel 
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Full Year Fellow

Between Byzantium and Islam: The Transmission of Rabbinic Literature in the Post-Classical Period

Ronit Meroz 
Hebrew University/Tel-Aviv University via the School of Sarug

Spring Term Fellow

The Transmission of Lurianic Tradition

Shalom Paul 
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Spring Term Fellow

The Transmission of Tradition and Knowledge as Reflected in the Prophecies of Second Isaiah

Marc Saperstein 
George Washington University

Full Year Fellow

The Sermons of Saul Levi Morteira: Transmitting a Tradition to Former New Christians in 17th-century Amsterdam

Yochanan Silman 
Bar-Ilan University

Full Year Fellow

The Concept of Torah and its Means of Transmission in Rabbinic Literature